Foliage Tapestry for Woodland Garden

This foliage combo for a shady spot looks good for many months, spring to fall. Steady moisture and protection from afternoon sun will keep the foliage looking fresh and attractive. In spring, the hardy geranium contributes burgundy blooms, echoing the central vein of color in the hardy impatiens.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Full Shade, Morning Sun, Part Shade
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo

  • Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

    Golden Variegated Sweetflag

    Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover
    Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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  • Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'

    Samobor Mourning Widow Cranesbill

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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  • Impatiens omeiana

    Hardy Impatiens

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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